Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 6 months to 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Permanent jobs citing SMS 14 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.29% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.07% - -
Number of salaries quoted 14 0 0
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 - -
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £36,250 -
% change year-on-year +17.24% - -

SMS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 116 157 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.67% 14.44% 11.69%
Number of salaries quoted 97 132 132
Staffordshire median annual salary £33,500 £35,000 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.29% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,750 £20,575
90th Percentile £45,116 £59,750 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Staffordshire

SMS
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for SMS in Staffordshire

SMS
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for SMS in Staffordshire

SMS
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 8 £37,500 - 1
Lichfield - 1 £32,500 -
SMS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) Replication
4 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) JIRA
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (14.29%) MySQL
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) Firmware
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 2 (14.29%) CSS
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) OLTP
5 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (14.29%) Time Management
5 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) High Availability

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) iTrent
1 1 (7.14%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) OLTP
2 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) QlikView
3 1 (7.14%) Riak
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) AccuRev
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) DBA
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Development Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Support
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Development Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
3 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (7.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (14.29%) Coaching
2 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 2 (14.29%) High Availability
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 2 (14.29%) SDLC
2 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 2 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) Break/Fix
3 1 (7.14%) Change Data Capture
3 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (7.14%) Database Security
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) People Management
3 1 (7.14%) Security Patching
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) Go
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) RHCSA
1 1 (7.14%) VCP6
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Firmware
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Dell
2 1 (7.14%) IDERA
2 1 (7.14%) Ivanti
2 1 (7.14%) PayPal
2 1 (7.14%) Shavlik
2 1 (7.14%) Supermicro
2 1 (7.14%) VMware